A mermaid first birthday party is a great theme that encompasses so many traits we love about our very own sea princess. I love the playfulness and wonderment of mermaids. Beautiful, and whimsical, just like our little girl!
Bubbles are often associated with mermaids and all things ocean. They are easy to add in a variety of textures and colors throughout the party. A stream of wax-paper or colored cardstock makes for a super cute, bubbly backdrop. Balloons of all different sizes also work great to add festivity and color to the party. An inexpensive bottle of bubbles is also a well-loved party favor that all families can enjoy!
Half the fun of planning a party is the food! A tasty and decorative food table will have all your party guests leaving with a smile on their face. A mermaid theme provides lots of opportunities for tasty and adorable treats. From “salty” fish & chips… to “sweet” coral rock candy, and everything in between there are lots of themed snacks to fill your food table.
If you’re doing a mermaid birthday party during a warmer month (or you’re lucky enough to live in a place where cold weather doesn’t exist) there are lots of fun activities to keep your mermaid and her friends entertained! A sand and water table filled with buried treasure or sea shells will keep little ones busy for hours. Photobooths are a great opportunity to capture memories! Fun props like a treasure chests, pearl necklaces, or these fun props from Etsy are essential for a mermaid! Make sure to have plenty of dinglehopper’s available so the girls can fix their hair.
The perfect mermaid party would be complete with warm salty air & sand between my toes…. but despite those missing ingredients, our one year old’s birthday turned out quite “swimmingly!” See our full lineup of mermaid first birthday outfits